The Black Tie Debate and Dinner was the opening event in the Royal Aeronautical Society's 150th Anniversary celebrations. The debate focused on the motion, "This House believes there will be no need for pilots 40 years from now”, which aims to encapsulate a subject of vital future interest to all involved in aviation and aerospace.
Compere: Jeremy Vine
Opposing the Motion:
Andrew Haines FRAeS, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority
Jim McAuslan, General Secretary, BALPA
Dr Chris Browne FRAeS, Chief Operating Officer, TUI Group
Supporting the Motion
Dr Andrew Tyler FRAeS, Chief Executive UK & Europe, Northrop Grumman
Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, Principal, Aerospace & Defense National Sector Leader, Deloitte LLP
Chris Allam, Engineering and Programme Management Director, BAE Systems
The debate was followed by a Black Tie Dinner at RAeS HQ.